The Magnihill family business in Skåne grows, produces and imports frozen plant products and thus has high electricity consumption. To reduce electricity costs and do something good for the environment, they decided to invest in a solar farm.
– I saw that electricity prices started to skyrocket already a year ago. I immediately felt that this is not the end – and I was right,” says Fredrik Almgren, Chief Financial Officer and IT Manager.
A ground-based photovoltaic system was installed on an old spruce plantation adjacent to the farm. The forest had suffered storm damage and some bark beetle infestations and therefore needed to be cut down. Instead of planting new trees, the site now produces green electricity.
Magnihill now produces electricity that covers a large part of its consumption and has thus reduced its electricity costs.